Previous 140-pound champ Regis Prograis is enjoying his chance to co-star in Triller’s front runner Battle Club card April 17 headlined by the Jake Paul versus Ben Askren battle.
The 32-year-old Prograis (25-1, 21 KOs) has been around the block defending numerous systems and also marketers in the last few years, however the Bayou fighter is favorable on boxing’s latest gamer leading up to his battle versus Ivan Redkach at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Atlanta.
“Triller is coming on strong. I don’t know how much of a threat they’ll be, but for right now, it looks like they are going to be one of the top people in the sport,” stated Prograis. “My team has been trying to do something like this a long time ago, where it’s an event. Where it’s not just regular boxing. You have an event with performers. Boxing has been needing something like this to happen and I am glad to be a part of it … Without a mainstream fighter, a lot of people won’t tune in.”
Prograis stated Canelo Alvarez, Anthony Joshua, Manny Pacquiao and also Floyd Mayweather Jr. are the only handful of fighters in the sporting activity that can relocate the needle on their own.
Prograis is accepting Paul’s pairing of wise social abilities with the pleasant scientific research and also the untapped follower base he’ll prompt battle evening.
“Jake Paul is very, very popular, so I’m not worried about being on the undercard or anything like that. That has no concern to me at all,” stated Prograis. “I have to go out there and look spectacular and take care of business.”
Prograis examination versus Redkach is the only conventional boxing suit on Triller’s PPV battle costs.
Various other sustaining spells include previous cruiserweight champ Steve Cunnigham handling previous UFC champ Frank Mir, and also professional fighter Joe Fournier combating Colombian reggaeton musician Reykon.
“Everytime I fight I look forward to giving a spectacular performance. With this show, even more. I want to represent myself really well,” stated Prograis. “I’m combating an actual battle. The favorable for me is you have a person like Jake Paul, and also he has an entire various globe available with appeal … It’s a win-win.
“I think a lot of fighters are going to try and do this [with Triller]. I’m glad that I got the call. This is a huge platform, and they are paying us all of this damn money. I think a lot of these fighters are going to reach out and say, ‘I want to go fight on Triller.’”
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